March 16, 2023 | 12:23 p.m
“Successions” star Brian Cox accused Meghan Markle of marrying into the royal family as part of lifelong “ambitions” to find her true adventure.
In an interview with Haute Living New York, the Scottish actor accused the Duchess of being fully aware of the established “system” she became part of and should not be shocked by the drama she has stirred up.
“You can’t go into a system where someone has already been trained to behave in a certain way and then just expect them to cut themselves off,” he told the magazine.
“I mean, she knew what she was getting into.”
Cox, a monarch abolitionist, said the Sussexes – particularly Meghan – are not quite as innocent as people think they are.
The Emmy winner said Meghan “clearly” had an “ambition” when she married Prince Harry, which may have sprouted early in her life.
“The childhood dreams of marrying Prince Charming and all that we see as fantasy that could be our life in our dreams,” he argued.
Early in her courtship with Harry, Markle was the victim of rumors that she was only pursuing royalty to become a British princess.
Harry convinced Markle that she would be as loved as his late mother, Princess Diana, was by both the public and the media, his memoir says.
Instead, the American actress experienced a harrowing transition that shattered her already strained relationship with her royal in-laws – she and Harry ditched their royal titles just two years after they married.
The extent of the couple’s fallout with the Windsors remains unknown.
The duo have yet to confirm whether they would even attend King Charles’ coronation in May.
The monarch wrote Harry out of the ceremony entirely, reserving only a royal role for Prince William.
An expert theorized on Tuesday that Harry would attend his father’s coronation “alone” but that Meghan would not be “brave or strong enough” to attend.
Cox said the couple’s drama is just another reason why the monarchy should be abolished.
“In my opinion, we should not have a monarchy,” he said. “It is not viable; it makes no sense.
“F–k it, move on.”